Summer fun for your kids in South Tipperary

This Summer there is no end of activities for your fun-loving kids to enjoy, with local Summer camps at the top of the list with a wide range of such activities. Here is just a sample for you to consider:

This Summer there is no end of activities for your fun-loving kids to enjoy, with local Summer camps at the top of the list with a wide range of such activities. Here is just a sample for you to consider:


The Busy Bees summer camp will take place in the Presentation Secondary School Gym in Clonmel during the months of July and August. Busy Bees opens from 8.45am each day until 2pm at a cost of €10 per day. A full day service until 6.15pm is also available at a cost of €25.

Busy Bees after-school is open during the school year in the Presentation Primary school and they are delighted to announce that it now is sanctioned with CETS. So if your thinking of doing a FAS course or a VEC course give Vanessa a call on 086 0444202 and your child’s after-school place while doing your course is free.


Camp Rockwell in Cashel, Co Tipperary is now taking bookings for their popular Summer Adventure Camp with activities including zorb ball, sumo suits, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, canoeing, rodeo bull, gladiator jostling, super slide, swimming, assault course, rafting and much, much more.  Camp Rockwell has been in existence since 1970 and underwent a major transformation in 2012 with extra activities while still keeping its much known and much loved fun adventure programme. Buses will run along many local routes each week. The Camp operates from 9.30am to 5pm for only €150 for the week including hot lunch - it’s fantastic value.  Family discount of 20% for the second child or if you have three children then just pay for two, the third goes free. Group discounts of 20% also apply for a group of ten or more. Places are filling up fast so contact us today to ensure you don’t miss out. View our camp link on our website or find us on Facebook to experience a sample of last year’s camp. Contact 062 61444 or see

A friend made in Camp Rockwell is a friend forever.


Make the most of this Summer with us at Knocklofty Leisure Centre where there’s something for everyone - young and old. We keep our pool warmer than most at 31ºC which makes it more pleasant for our ‘Swim & Sing’ parent and toddler sessions during the week, as well as our increasingly popular ‘Wobbler & Toddler’ session every summer Saturday morning.

We’re also putting on junior diving (7 to 8 years old), senior diving (9 to 11 years old) and lane swimming (from 9 to 10 years old and 11 to 15 years old).

For adults you can get in shape with our new and exciting WaterPump™ pool workout on early mornings and evenings or Bernie and Tracey will put you through your paces in our aqua-aerobics classes for seniors, beginners and regulars. Another excellent way to get fit or make the most from Summer holidays is to take part in adult one-to-one or group swimming lessons.

We’ve also got some fantastic deals on memberships this Summer: one adult and two children for two months is just €100 or a three month student membership fee is just €120.

Checkout our website , give us a ring on 052 6138302 or like us on Facebook


Starcamp, as seen as Dragon’s Den is back in full swing this Summer 2013 and is coming to Cahir, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles, Cashel, Carrick-On-Suir and Tipperary Town. Starcamp took a massive step forward this year when managing director and founder, Aideen O’Grady, successfully lured the attention of three Dragons and subsequently secured a coveted and impressive investment on the current series of RTE 1’s Dragon’s Den from investor Peter Casey. Aideen is the first ever contestant to enter the Irish Dragon’s Den and to part with only 5% of her business, half of the 10% she had intended.

Along with having an absolutely fantastic line up of songs, dances, games and acting scenes, we have a very exciting opportunity open to all children this year. Every child that attends the renowned and affordable camps this year will be in with a very good chance to perform on a single that will be recorded later this year and will later be issued for release. One child from every single camp will be selected to record the song which we are sure will be a hit. The child will not be chosen purely on their vocal ability by any means, but on their efforts and overall contribution in the camp. Starcamp will be running their award-winning performing Summer camps in almost one hundred locations across Ireland this Summer. The singing, dancing and drama camps are aimed at all boys and girls aged 4-13 years old and will run for one week from 9.30am - 2.30pm daily with the children putting on a little show at the end of the week for everyone to come and see. The core ethos is building self-esteem and confidence in children in a non-competitive environment and is open to children with all levels of ability. Starcamp have been running their renowned and highly esteemed Summer camps since 2007 and have also recently launched the highly sought after Starcamp Parties. Starcamp Parties are a brand new concept in children’s parties and the eagerly anticipated parties have taken off at breakneck speed with bookings coming in daily for parties all over Ireland. They offer vibrant, new and very exciting themes like The Starcamp VIP Red Carpet Event, Pyjama Drama, The Wild West and The Royal Ball. The party hosts will come to your house, simply transform it and take over, allowing parents to switch off! You can book your child’s Summer camp place or Starcamp Party now at or by calling 021-4377900.


Tots 2 Teens has earned a reputation as a well-established childcare facility providing an exceptionally high standard of care for children from 6 months to 12 years. All our workers have childcare qualifications, have bee garda vetted and are experienced in planning and implementing suitable developmental activities and meeting each child’s varying needs.

The popular all-day Summer camps accommodate only 20 children from 5-12 years and are well supervised by our qualified team of childcare staff. A fun-filled and varied programme including a weekly outing is planned for seven weeks through July and August.

Contact 052 6129143 or for further information, to book or arrange a viewing.


“At Play and Learn we focus on the children’s day to day well being and that is about learning, laughing, playing and having fun, in a safe caring environment.”

Play and Learn opened its doors to the children of Clonmel and indeed from all around the world seven years ago. Since the very first day, with just two children in attendance, the crèche has grown to now have over 190 children coming and going every week.

For the many families who place their trust in Tracey and her 24 excellent staff members, it has become part of their daily lives.

When parents drop their children off at the crèche each day they are assured that they are being cared for by fully qualified and highly experienced childcare workers, who are wholly dedicated to their jobs, and to the welfare and happiness of the children.

Play and Learn operates from a purpose built facility, which caters for children from six months to 10 years. The building comprises nine rooms which the children move through as they grow and develop and then a follow on service of school pick-up and homework supervision.

The HSE and Deptartment of Health visit annually to ensure facilities and services are of the highest standard. “We operate an inclusive environment, where all children are welcome.”